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Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
.s. ambassador chris stevens. tonight, new revelations about the terrorists, thor ie er if f their attack and new questions about whether life-saving security was denied. abc's jake tapper has details. >> reporter: that horrifying night in benghazi had former security officials in libya today condemning their superiors for denying their requests for more security agents. >> i asked for 12 agents, his response to that was, "you are asking for the sun, moon and the stars." >> reporter: eric nordstrom, the former security officer at the u.s. embassy in libya, today recalled his biggest frustration as being the state department. >> it is dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: nordstrom suspected the denials for more security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and republican. on my honor, no. none. >> reporter: we've learned
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Oct 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
in liby that killed the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. we'll hear from her in just a few moments. a big political football on capitol hill. >> absolutely. and go game-on, people. we're in the first edition of the male model for one of everybody's favorite game shows. "the price is right." >>> the big debate. >> thank you, lara. >> i cannot wait to meet rob. just 21 days to go. the pressure on the president this time. jake tapper is at hofstra where the candidates are square off. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. president obama referred to the race as tied. but in some polls, mitt romney has a slight lead. it makes the second debate far more important than president obama could have anticipated. president obama is hunred down at this luxurious golf resort, taking an occasional break from his debate prep, with a stroll around the rolling greens. this is how serious the president is about his debate prep. he left his golf clubs at the white house. mitt romney's mock debate is played by ohio rob senator rob portman. >> how did it go, senato
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Oct 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
not taking responsibility for the security at the u.s. embassy in the be at the date ambassador chris stevens was killed in an attack. the admission comes amidst growing pressure for the white house to respond with force to the attack. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is taking ownership for the security failures at the consulate in libya that left ambassador chris stevens and three other americans dead. she told cnn ensuring the safety of u.s. diplomatic staff overseas is her job, not the white house. >> i take responsibility. i am in charge of the state department, 60,000 + people all over the world. the president and vice president certainly would not be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> congress heard testimony last week that the state department was aware of and rejected several request for increase security. >> have long known extremists have come out of libya. there is an effort to try to reestablish a presence of extremists. it was something we were very focused on and working on. >> her comments, as republicans used the attacks to
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Oct 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
trail in montgomery county. >> police say a woman was attacked in the trail in bethesda. steven? >> reporter: after this brutal attack, a warning from a authorities tonight for those women who use the capital crescent trail, don't go there alone. as these women ran along the capital trail tonight, something stalked them. fear. >> it's scary out here. >> reporter: sunday night some time after sun down, a 21-year-old woman jogging here, stopping for a deer on the trail. authorities say a man sneaked up behind her and hit her over the head and knocked her out. >> people running all the time. >> reporter: tonight police patrolled the trail. so far no suspect but for the women running here, the officers are a almost sight. >> we saw the police walking. i hope they continue to be here during the time of the night. >> reporter: we saw a lot of cyclist but few returners and very few women. these women say until yesterday, they might have gone running here alone but not ymore. >> i want to come by himself after i saw it. maybe in the day but i would definitely -- >> reporter: becaus
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Oct 26, 2012 11:35pm EDT
as steven howard, 31 years old, he says he's an iraq war veteran. he comes with a loaded pistol on his hip and tells me he's got serious ptsd. we agree to follow him to a remote location, where cell phone service is spotty. next to a trailer by the woods. they ask us not to photograph howard's 11-year-old daughter, but she is there, as is his wifenicole, presiding over the food. between eating and target practice -- >> i hit it that time. >> reporter: there's work to be done. howard and his klan brothers are preparing this 16-foot cross -- >> this is just -- we use the torches for the cross lighting itself. you have to wrap them and you have to put wire around them. >> klansmen, behold the fiery cross. >> reporter: when we come back, the burning cross that's terrorized people for generations. and the frightening message the klan is sending in the era of a black president. >> barack obama don't care about us. he don't care about america. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children l
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Oct 29, 2012 11:35pm EDT
to fairfax county where thousands of people were evacuated tonight. steven is live in huntington tonight. >> it is still miserable out here, the wind is still blowing the rain is still coming down. camera one behind me continues to run. a lot of fear and not here during the day and into tonight and into tomorrow morning as well. we have some video of what went on earlier. there are orders to evacuate firefighters and police telling residents door to door that had to clear out. this waterway has jumped its banks repeatedly in the past few years. a lot of fear and concern. a shelter set up for those people who did not have family or friends or the means to get to a hotel. they are hoping this does not love again, that their homes and possessions survive this storm. again, the concern will continue throughout the rest of this evening and threw out tomorrow as well. not just here but in other areas other parts of alexandria as well. lingering threat of flooding throughout the day tomorrow. right now, a lot of power outages. you can see behind me the street light is working but that is becaus
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. for a month, we have been hearing a protest against an anti-muslim film turned violent, leading to the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate. but now, state department officials say the video was not the trigger for what they called an unprecedented attack. instead, they say nothing was out of the ordinary that night. and that several groups of men launched the attack without warning, using machine guns, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. it still has not answered in the middle of the chaos ambassador stevens got out of the compound and to the hospital. among those that testify is a top security official. eric nordstrom wrote an e-mail earlier this month, detailing 230 security incidents in libya between june of last year and july of this year. incidents he says demonstrate a danger to americans and the need for more security there. it will be a big day here today. rob and sunny? >> tough questions ahead. tahman bradley, in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> we now turn to politics this morning, where mit
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Oct 17, 2012 4:00am EDT
to figure out why the gunman opened fire. >>> hundreds of mourners remembering u.s. ambassador chris stevens, during a public memorial at san francisco city hall. former colleagues say stevens will be remembered for his skill as a diplomat and his personal charm. stevens was killed in that attack on the u.s. consulate on september 11th. >>> and rattled nerves in the northeast this morning after a rare earthquake hit southern maine. the 4.0 magnitude quake struck just after 7:00 last night, just 20 miles west of portland. it could be felt throughout new england. people running into the streets, as the ground shook. but there were no reports of major damage or injuries. >>> and it is time, now, for the weather from across this great nation. fargo, minneapolis, and chicago will see showers, perhaps, even thunderstorms. severe weather is a threat for little rock and memphis, with high winds and hail. the northern plains could see wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. and the southwest, hate to tell you. you're going to bake in temperatures well above normal. downtown l.a. will hit 90 or above. pho
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Oct 19, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. tonight, we have learned that ambassador chris stevens, who was killed in the attack, repeatedly voiced concern about security in libya, including, we are told, on the day he died. abc's jake tapper has the details. >>eporter: they're the quesons the president cannot escape. why do we still not know what went wrong in benghazi? and why was the administration's response so confusing? last night, comedian jon stewart took his turn. >> i would say you would admit it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people as far as us all being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. >> yeah. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> right. >> and we're going to fix it. and -- >> all of it. >> all of it. >> reporter: that remains a work in progress. the president has vowed to bring those responsible to justice, but although government officials suggest that members of an extremist group were involved in the attack, two hours were spent on the pat yoel of a crowded luxury hotel last night with a leader of that group, as he sipped a strawberry frappe. this afternoon
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Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
chris stevens. senior state department officials insist they'd rejected requests for increased security based on intelligence they had at the time. but a former security officer suggested politics played a role saying officials didn't want libya to seem more unstable. >>> investigators warning abut a security breach at northwest florida state college. hackers managed to steal 300,000 record from the school's computer system including social security numbers. those at risk, students. teachers, staff, retirees many reported issues with identity theft. >>> a plea deal reached in the case of a colorado student shot after she wandered into a house drunk. zoe ripple pled guilty to trespassing. if she stays out of trouble her record will be wiped clean. under the influence of a date rain drug when she walked into a couple's bedroom in the middle of the night. very strange story. >> yeah, a strange story. you were mentioning this is some what of a problem in colorado. >> police in this area say that many students i belief if i remember, this is, don't quote me on this, one or two a wee
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
denied. attack on september 11 at u.s. consulate killed at the stevens thatris three other americans. officials said there have been a security threats to the conflict, possibly up to 50. congress plans to hold a hearing tax.week on the we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs pharmacy, now offering flu shots every day, no appointment necessary. find a clinic near you at minuteclinic.com. e continue with the debate over local radar that dates back to the 1850's. >> family members of those -- over a local graveyard that dates back to the 1850's. ancestors arrived in these areas in the 1600's. when she found out the graves of her ancestors were moved, she tried to stop it. the process to remove the great developer wants to build homes on the side. an archaeologist says that of t
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Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the compound. that is where chris stevens and another died of smoke inhalation. >> several have criticized the initial attack in libya. we will update you on what happens. in the satellite center, abc 7 news. >> the campaign scandal surrounding vincent gray is today. our brooks and anothere on probation since brooks has been cooperative two others have also fled guilty. 27 days until election day republicans have put a big emphasis on ohio. this is a live look right now, a town hall in mount vernon. spending a third straight day in ohio. why is it that ohio is so important in this race? obama has lost four points since the debate. coming up on abc 7 news at noon what do you need to know? also, northern virginia, if you cannot get to the game, people are already filing in. >> this is a live look at 395. you can see those fans scrambling to get in. check back with [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget pla
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Oct 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
administration has been under attack for its handling of the situation in which the ambassador chris stevens was killed as well as three others. >> last week, ads equatin muslim radicals as savages incensed several groups. now there have been some ads in opposition to that. passengers say they are not bothered by any of the ads. >> it's free speech. >> anything that provokes the mind, it's free speech. >> a ceremony will be held today honoring d.c. national guard soldiers who just came home from afghanistan. this event is after 70 members of a police battalion returned from a 10-month tour of duty. they provided security at bagram air force base and at other areas. gallaudet university's chief diversity officer is expected to speak today about the controversy that led to her being placed on leave. she said she signed a petition to allow the gay marriage lot to be put on the ballot because she believes it should be decided by the democratic process. her attorney says that she is not taken a stand on the issue. >> 28 years in prison for former army ranger convicted in the shooting death of his
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Oct 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
that killed ambassador chris stevens and others was in response to a anti-islam film. from now on, metro will include a disclaimer on all new non- commercial ads that they do not endorse the views expressed. the ads already up will not have disclaimers. metro fought the advertisements, but a judge ordered them to post them citing freedom of speech. a series of public hearings on proposed metro bus service changes. one atom takes place tonight and be held at the shirlington library in arlington. open house is at 6:00 p.m. followed by the hearing at 6:30 a sexual assault that happened in broad daylight at falls church. >> they may be linked to six similar crimes. last friday afternoon, a woman was pushing a stroller when a man grabbed her from behind. the intersection of south maple avenue and gibson street. >> he did not let go until she started screaming. this individual is escalating his attacks. a very brazen and aggressive. he needs to be caught. >> date created this composite sketch after six women were trapped. the woman immediately identified the suspect as her attacker. police s
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the washington area. n, leading to extreme actio this concerns rising water and people.f >> steven is live in the huntington section of fairfax continue coverage. >> is miserable out here, the pounding us. the lights went out in this neighborhood. this is one of the streets where is forced to evacuate a while ago. houses, a word. >> the wind and rain and rising water, made for a frightening combination in the huntington neighborhood. time comes and goes, every it rains. >> behind a string, it jumped times in recent years. another flood prompted the officials to go door.to- > the way they are talking -- families packed up fast, some them startled by the sudden to higheret vehicles ground. >> i will give them a call to see what happens. ofit will still be dry, some r that the storm is going to inflict serious damage. >> i will lose a lot of stuff in our room. >> we will come up to the flood stage, still rising but it has posted a threat to any of the homes that were evacuated. at the powera look area-wide right now. more than 121,000 outages northern virginia at this hour. the situation in d
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Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the death of the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, and three other americans in libya. there is a report that two men from tunisia were held for questioning in turkey. and abc news has a provocative document tonight. it is a request from the americans on the ground in libya for help with protection. it raises the question about the state department's response and abc's jake tapper shows us that document. >> reporter: the members of the u.s. military serving as security support team at the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya, wanted to keep a small airplane in the country. according to a government source, that was so the team, changed with providing extra security at diplomatic posts, could travel around the country along with their weapons. but state department officials in washington denied that request, according to a may 3rd e-mail obtained by abc news. copied on the e-mail was u.s. ambassador chris stevens, later killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in benghazi on september 11th, along with three other americans. an attack that has prompted a house oversight committee hear
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Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
stevens and abc's jon karl is standing by with this late news. jon? >> reporter: this is ahead of a major congressional hearing tomorrow into what happened in that attack on our consulate in libyament and we are hearing new details, details that we have never heard before about what went down and this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time as you recall we were told it was a protest that went bad and became an attack. now we are told there was no protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy, of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on and we are told they saw a large number of armed men coming in and approaching that compound. we're told it was a very complex attack without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history, we've never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else we were told, by this senior state department official. so, diane, one other fascinating detail is they still don't know how ambassador stevens go
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Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
americans their lives, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. and what we heard last night reverberating throughout washington today, in a series of questions and challenges. what did the white house know about the danger? and the need for protection? even secretary of state hillary clinton weighed in. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: the vice president raised eyebrows and some outrage. when asked about the diplomats in libya whose rekwepss for additional security forces fell on deaf ears. >> they wanted more security there. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security again. >> reporter: "we" seemed an interesting pronoun for him to use, given that the very day before the debate, two of those security officers testified before congress about their frustrations with the state department. >> i asked for 12 agents, his response to that was, "you are asking for the sun, moon and the stars. >> reporter: today, mitt romney seized on biden's comments. >> when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony,
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of several celebrities including open winfrey and steven colbert filling in for robin roberts while she's on medical leave. abc is in talks with the michelle obama for a similar guest appearance before next month's election. and adam caskey as a final look at the weather. >> stay with u [ harry umlaut ] here we go. [ sally umlaut ] what? the five stages of muller. ah yes... stage one: suspicion. "it's a yogurt how good can it be?" stage two: revision. "actually, this ain't bad." stage three: surprise! "look at this cool cornery thing! i love this stuff!!" stage four: desolation. "it's gone!" stage five: anticipation "i guess i could always have another"... "have you been through the five stages of mulleret?" "yeah, just now." [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. greg beekeepers in france were stumped as to why the bees were producing blue and green honey at. they decided to stop getting nectar from flowers and were getting their sugar from a nearby plant that processes waste from an m&m candy factory. honey is tainted and cannot be eaten. factory officia
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
libyan officials about the investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >>> and a story breaking overnight. more explosive rhetoric out of north korea this morning, warning that the united states is in striking distance of its missiles. today's remarks are in response of south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to triple the range of its missiles. the north says it shows the allies are plotting to invade the country. >>> a travel nightmare seems to be over this morning. alaskan airlines says that flights are running close to normal after a fiber optic outage shut down its ticketing system. that forced the cancellation of nearly 45 flights. more than 130 other flights departed. but some were delayed as long as four hours. nothing worse than being at the airport and you can't go anywhere. >>> time, now, for weather from across the country on this tuesday morning. cooler than normal, with a morning sprinkle from boston down to new york. thunderstorms around orlando and miami. also, a mix of rain and snow in northern minnesota. showers around minne
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
spontaneous or an act of terrorism? >> a hearing about the attack that killed a master chris stevens and three others in benghazi last night -- was not a response to a video. each witnesses -- each with this referred to it as an unprecedented attack. >> i have not seen an attack of such ferocity and intensity in libya nor with my time with the diplomatic security service. >> ambassador patrick kennedy says officials didn't try to mislead the public but reported with a new time. >> if any official including a career official were on television on sunday, september 16, they would have said what ambassador rice said. >> the committthe state department for coming clean but insisted the administration failed to answer requests for security at the compound, putting lives at risk. he confronted a security expert. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number and three others and our ambassador and that are others are recovering the catholic moment to breach the facility, somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> congressman elijah cummings urged them not to use the dea
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Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the ambassador, christopher stevens, and three other americans. the obama administration has faced criticism over security levels there but clinton says security is her job. and not that of the white house. >> let's go to the race for the white house. both candidates are gearing up for debate. but this time tomorrow night president obama and his challenger mitt romney will have just finished up their second face off. all eyes will be on the president after his performance in the fence -- first the date was panned by critics. =-- first debate was panned by critics. >> the pundits say president obama need to present a more convincing argument while mitt romney benefits from continuing his credible alternative. as we found out today, the nation remains divided. the things that ad value to our daily experience the first big push on his swing, the end of a good book, sat beside presidential politics. >> i think it is important. >> the men who want to lead this nation debate for the second time. >> it is a crucial moment for the president. if he has a performance like he had in the first debate, he wil
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Oct 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
dead. -- ambassador chris stevens and two other americans dead. flying in theg has people stopping and staring. we will hear the first time the man who he evaded a multi million dollar airport security system by accident. up and here isng security system by accident. up [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. the man on a jet ski was able breach the kennedy airport security system. he became stranded in jamaica in august when his jet so he swam to e airport and climbed a barbwire fence, crossed two runways and eventually rock -- walked right into a secure terminal. i figured i was gonna be on camera and
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
were vital. and the commander told me he wanted to stay past august and ambassador chris stevens wanted them to stay as well. >> reporter: in the memo obtained exclusively by abc news, the embassy in libya did not mince words requesting that the state department keep the 16-member security support team in the country. quite simply, we cannot maintain our existing levels of embassy operations without a continued support team present, the memo says. that request was granted. after that, security in libya deteriorated further with western target attacks. now the commander of the security team tells me his team wanted to stay past august and that ambassador stevens wanted them there as well. wood will testify in front of the oversight committee wednesday. >> we need to operate a country like libya with erring on the side of security. >> reporter: a senior state department official tells abc news that no official request for an extension after august was ever made and there were just as many u.s. shooters present as before. the official denied that the state department was too eager to trans
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Oct 10, 2012 2:35am EDT
's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, all of this taking place ahead of a major congressional hearing set for later today. the state department says several groups of men lost a sustained assault without warning armed with machine guns, more tars, rocket propelled grenade. state department officials are backing away from early administration claims that anger over the anti-muslim video is what sparked the rampage. major reversal there. >>> politics this morning, 27 days left until the big election in november. mitt romney joined on the campaign trail last night in ohio by new jersey governor chris christie. given the critical role that that state plays in this year's election, romney is devoting much energy there ahead of next tuesday's debate. >>> meanwhile, president obama is back in the white house, after his campaign swing through the state. mr. obama appealed to young voters with a stop at ohio state. he told students there, quote, everything we are for in 2008 is on the line in 2012 and urged them to cast ballots early. >>> big bird,
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Oct 23, 2012 12:00am EDT
would take steven's perfect book and make it into a movie? and it's steven. >> jimmy: oh, all right. that's good. >> and so the second i found that out, i was in. >> jimmy: wow. >> but then i had to audition. >> jimmy: oh, then you had to audition. >> in my mind i was in. it was that unfortunate -- >> jimmy: well, that's kind of a cool thing. that's pretty rare. i always wanted to be spider-man as a kid, but that never really worked out for me. but i'm still -- >> you can make that happen, man. when the third reboot comes around. >> jimmy: that's right. >> i see it, some glasses and -- [ applause ] right? >> jimmy: middle-aged spider-man. very nice to meet you. congratulations. the movie is called "the perks of being a wallflower." it is in theaters now. ezra miller, everybody. we'll be right back with bloc party. >> dicky: the "jimmy kimmel live" concert series sponsored by bud light. >> jimmy: this is their new album. it is called "four." here with the song "octopus," bloc party! ♪ ♪ ♪ it hid and it hid in his bedroom psycho-killer teen dream action film ♪ ♪ gonna show y
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans died in the attack last month. the independent panel is set to begin its investigation. >> and new jersey mother and her five children forced to jump from a third story apartment after it caught fire. take a look of the video caught on tape. no one was seriously hurt. authorities believe it was sparked by a candle that was like burning a bathroom. the family was using the candles for light. there were waiting for the power to be turned on. >> on non contagious form of meningitis has killed four people, including one person in the virginia and one in maryland. more than two dozen people have been sick in five states after receiving steroid injections. officials have identified the manufacturer and they have issued a recall. researchers studying a social media can help identify drug side effects quickly. they are sifting through twitter post and logs to look for early warning signs of adverse drug reactions. american airlines says it is working through mechanical issues. >> the question is, is it too little too late for frustrated custome
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
will appear during the 8:00 hour. she's one of several celebrities including oprah winfrey and steven colbert who are filling in for robin roberts. abc is in talks with first lady michelle obama for a similar guest appearance to happen before next month's election. >> of a chaotic scene caught on tape, a raging apartment fire in northwest d.c. firefighters rushed to save people trapped inside. four people were taken to a hospital. brianne carter joins us from k street. >> this was a fast-moving fire according to residents. there is boarded up by firefighters after all this happened. residents say it was very scary. shooting straight up smoke and flames quickly covered the apartment building while residents were still inside. >> we ran inside to get people out. >> zack erin peterson and several others tried to help their neighbors, but the fire was too much. firefighters used a ladder truck to get them down. >> if it had been three minutes later, we would have had to jump. >> this boy's stepfather try to get out on his own from his third story window, but he fell. >> on the ground. >> been per
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Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
be and on libya after the attack in benghazi that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens, blistering words for the obama administration. >> this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam despite the administration's attempts to convince us of that for so long. no, the administration has finally conceded these were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> reporter: romney said today he would vigorously pursue the terrorists. president obama has said he is doing the same thing and the obama campaign trying to remind voters of romney's first reaction criticizing the president as the attack was unfolding. >> our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya the oba-- >> up in virginia. the campaign arguing voters should know that romney's time line for afghanistan is the same that romney wants to get more deeply involved in syria than the president and on iraq they point out romney argued the full withdrawal of troops from iraq was a distake. election day four weeks from tomorrow. >> david and jake tapper will be here with george stephanopoulos and me. the
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
americans, including ambassador chris stevens. department officials say they rejected requests for increased security based on intelligence they had at the time. but a former officer complained his concerns were ignored. he suggested politics made a role, that didn't want to make libya seem more unstable. >>> tensions between turkey and syria have reached a dangerous level. yesterday, a passenger jet had to land on suspicion it had military cargo onboard. the plane was allowed to continue its journey. but turkey kept the cargo without saying exactly what was found. >>> there are details about the man arrested at l.a.x. wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying weapons. abc news has learned he told detectives and the fbi, quote, hey, this is a game. however, officials are puzzled whether he meant the questioning or the stuff in his bags. officials are trying to figure out how he managed to fly through three countries without being stopped. >>> the meningitis outbreak linked to can tom nated steroid injections is serious. but a mixup in florida was pretty silly. governor rick scott was giving o
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. paul ryan accused the administration of failing to provide sufficient security in libya and misleading the public. following public assaults >> they sent the u.n. ambassador out pesetas was because of a protest of a youtube video. it tookwo weeks to acknowledge this as a. terrorist >> joe bide-- was a terrorist attack. >> paul ryan said that obama's for politics america appear weak. >> not a single thing he said is accurate. >> and -- >> they are holding hostage the middle class tax cut because they will not allow its domestic and give a tax cut for the super wealthy. >> our plan is to grow economy and create jobs. >> paul ryan rarely raised his voice but got an audience reaction with best -- >> i think the vice presidentsometimes the words don't come out to the right way. [laughter] >> both men laid out exactly what both campaigns had been trumpeting the entire election season -- extremely different visions for the nation. in power listees both foreign and domestic and even as two catholic men discussing abortion. --cr
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00am EDT
in , libya, that killed stevens andhris americans. hillary clinton says when it comes to protecting american overseas, the buck here with her. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state posts.ent the president and vice president betainly would not knowledgeable about specific made by security professionals. >> joe biden added fuel to the last week's vice- debate when he said the white house was not aware of increase security. >> we were not told they wanted security. >> that contradicted state epartment employees who that the request to boost security had been made and was rejected. clinton says she's not surprised taken time to sort out the details. there's always going to be fog of war. the it's fair to say that everyone had the same intelligence. >> she does not want the benghazi incident to become some of blame game. police in houston are looking those who vandalized a mural of president obama. evangel painted over the president's eyes with the paint. a nearby restaurant owner who commissioned the mural says he already hired the original repaint.o owner plansant o presidential
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Oct 16, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens? today, hours before the debate gets under way tonight secretary of state hillary clinton spoke out declaring that the responsibility is hers. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz is here. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane. secretary clinton said little about the investigation into the deaths of the four americans but she is now saying she is the one who should shoulder the blame. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. >> reporter: on the eve of this presidential debate, growing questions and political controversy still raging over the deaths of the americans on the eve of this presidential debate, mrs. clinton deflected criticism that had been squarely aimed at the white house. >> the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> reporter: in last week's vice presidential debate, vice president joe biden said the white house was unaware of security requests from state department officials in libya, who h
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Oct 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
play liberace's lover. >> yeah. i got to wear clothes i have never worn. steven directed the move and i have done seven movies with him and i'm enormously proud of it. >> damon plays liberace's companion who filed a $100 million suit against the singer in '82. >> did you have to have love scenes and stuff. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. you look great in it. the shots i saw you had you looked great. >> i had goodwigs. >> you sign this lease and it gives us the right on to drill on your land. >>> a film tackling the issue of fracking to untapmerican reserves of natural gas. >> it speaks to american identity, like where we arere w now? thee stakes are so incredibly high. >> do you write a lot? >> i haven't sat down and writte since "goodwill hunting." >> i didn't realize how how much i mied it. >>> behind the candleabout bra airs on hbo in 2 2013. >>> a front row seat to one of the rare bipartisan moments of an election year. al smil smith dinner new york. great to see president obama and governor r romney take a night f from the campaign trail for this charity event tradition in american politic
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Oct 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
.s. consulate in libya. six weeks ago costing four americans their lives including ambassador chris stevens. we have learned the name of a tunisia tunisian man taken into account. the white house weighed in on e-mails sent while the attack was under way. the e-mails informed them that a radical islamic group was claiming responsibilities. . >>> and back here at home, attention, shoppers, a large-scale credit carp theft is sweeping 63 stores. barnes and noble. how did thieves get into the checkout machines. pierre thomas has been investigating that today. >> reporter: today barnes and noble announced it has been the victim of a massive, sophisticated scheme targeting credit and debit cards. thieves went after these tiny devices known as pin pads we routinely use to swipe our credit and debit cards for purchases. 63 stores in nine states were hit, potentially affecting thousands of customers. each time a purchase was made the pin pad beamed the customer's private financial information to the crooks. the crooks could then withdraw money from bank accounts and make unauthorized credit purchases. >>
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
i am banding, yesterday evening. line.n see the degree steven ebert got washed up here last night. k got washed up here. georgetown harbor takes the usual preparations. the water was up to the bottom the flood wall yesterday evening. even covering the dock. it will rise again later this g around 10:00 p.m. a combination of all the runoff drainage from the rain the potomac watershed coming into that and side.gher -- higher tide. i cannot see the full moon anymore because of the clouds. temperature of 40 degrees at the morning, ar this chill in the air. it's a point to be a cold day n thehigh temperatures i mid-50s. clermont the detailed trick-or- treat forecast and what to day,t for the rest of the back to doug hill. happy halloween. >> happy halloween. it is cool this morning with temperatures in the 40's, but we will get to the mid 50's. the average high is still about 64 degrees. it's 43 degrees at reagan now, 41 inght fredericksburg. some 30's to the north and west. we are still seeing the temperatures affected by the circulation of sandy in new england, mid 50's. a little chilly
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Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
as billy at the very last minute. someone else was supposed to be billy campbell. >> steven fang was originally cast in the role of billy campbell, what happened. >> they were talking about chemistry between billy and allison. there wasn't enough chemistry. >> you took your shirt off? >> you think they cast me for my abs. >> most have remained busy acting, writing books, and grant just got married. >> i love my wife so much the i am so happy. >> heather, tapped for next scary movie. >> i'm not getting married. >> they all look great. andrew shue, i got to meet him. looks really great. a >> dent be cracking on amy's man. better watch this chick. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhe
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
sheedy went to a section of d.c. where it has always been hammered critic steven tschida went to a section of d.c. where it has always been a problem with flooding. >> at the storm approaches, of the tension is rising in bloomingdale. people worried some of them spending the day to do what they could to protect their property. this makeshift barrier is to hopefully keep the storm drain clear. rhode island avenue and t streets nw is the heart of bloomingdale. residents tried to clear leaves from guards and hope to cleat the drains clear. >> this is ground zero. everything collects right here. >> they worked frantically putting screens over brains. some residents have pulled out sandbags from this summer. >> four times, july, august, and september. >> some residents are trying to keep their homes dry when the heavy rain falls. >> when the supply lines get full and the water starts to back flow into the house, from the city sewer line. >> they hope this backflow preventer will protect his home when sadie strikes. meanwhile as the storm approaches, his frustration grows. >> still
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
and their security team in benghazi, and tripoli, including ambassador stevens who was just killed, that flying personnel and equipment in that country was rejected. abc's jake tapper has more on this. with the hearings coming up next week, this could be explosive. >> reporter: it could be a big deal. absolutely right, elizabeth. after the attack in benghazi, one of the big questions is, did the obama administration recognize the deteriorating security situation in libya? and did they do everything to protect personnel in that country? abc news has obtained this e-mail from the security department in may. that a request for a security support team, about 16 special forces soldiers, to keep a small airplane, a dc-3, to get around more easily, especially with all of the weapons, was rejected, elizabeth. >> how is the state department reacted to whether or not proper security and teams were given to the state department in libya? >> reporter: the state department says it was not a big deal. commercial flights were available at the time. and it says there's no evidence that the absence of this airp
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Oct 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
. they're taking the death of an american hero, i knew ambassador stevens, okay, and he's a hero to a lot of people. his approach brought the best out in the libyan people. even when he did, when he did the libyan people -- is the is the is >> wait, van. >> let me finish. the libyan people came out and brought the best in him. they said that this is wrong. >> george, this is what i think is wrong in this system that we have today in which there is no pause button and no time for thoughtfulness on both sides. somebody says something, we automatically throw everything at them. they have bad intentions or they're evil. they're no point in time where we can sit back and calmly say, on both sides of the aisle, one thing to put this benghazi thing in context -- i worked for president bush, we had a president and an administration for years made an argument about weapons of mass destruction. for years. this is not -- this wasn't two weeks, this was months and months of a conversation where we never got the right answer to this. and still today, nobody in the administration -- >> and the point is
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Oct 24, 2012 2:35am EDT
the change is drastic. >> i am on my game with my kids. >> reporter: dr. steven garrison, with care in texas, a treatment center not working with moore, says it takes one month to get addicted to prescription pills but a lifetime of recovery. he says doctors can be too quick to write prescriptions and moms are shopping around until they get what they want. >> they learn quickly from friend who are using, share notes. compare, they find out what works. then they go ahead and use it again and again. >> reporter: concerning, drugs set a new normal. for moore, that means four hours of sleep a night. and a pill. >> i shack all tke all the time. can't sleep at night. >> reporter: is that worth it? >> yes. >> reporter: moore says her use is based on need. her street value of her pills, $10 to $15 apiece. >> a hot commodity. moms come up and say can i buy aderol off you. i love it. the way it makes me feel. i have energy. great mood all the time. i love it. rip do you think you are addicted to it, be honest? >> yeah. yeah. i do. >> i think you see the toll on her face to be quite honest. >> moms are
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
gunman methodically and deliberately stormed the compound, billing ambassador chris stevens, the streets were empty and things were calm. a direct contradiction made by officials, claiming the trouble began with demonstrations against that anti-muslim video. >> a small number of people came to the consulate to replicate this sort of challenge that was posed in cairo. as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists. >> reporter: nordstrom now felt investigators he had been concerned for a while. and he had security personnel in tripoli, the state department would not give him permission to deploy them to benghazi. nordstrom told congressional investigators that state department official charlene lamb, quote, didn't seem to have a problem with having no agents on the compound in benghazi. if something happened, personnel could go to a residential safe haven set up. that's where chris stevens and another another smoke inhalation. >> a lot of questions about that, jake. >>> the race for the white house, with 27 days to go. it's "your vo
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
, one month ago tonight, on the anniversary of 9/11, ambassador chris stevens and three other brave americans were killed in a terrorist attack in benghazi. the state department has now made clear, there were no protesters there. it was a pre-planned assault by heavily armed men. wasn't this a massive intelligence failure, vice president biden? >> what it was was a tragedy, martha. chris stevens was one of our best. we lost three other brave americans and i can make absolutely two commitments to you and the american people tonight. one, we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. and secondly, we will get to the bottom of it and whatever, wherever the facts lead us, wherever they lead us, we will make clear to the american public, because whatever mistakes are made, will not be made again. when you're looking at a president, martha, it seems to me that you should take a look at his most important responsibility, and that's caring for the national security of the country. the best way to do that is take a look at how he's handled issues of the day. on iraq, the president
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Oct 1, 2012 2:30am EDT
of runners took part over the weekend in the annual tunnel to towers run. >> named for steven siller, a new york city fire fighter who died that day. the race retraces the path siller took from the brooklyn battery tunnel to world trade center wearing 60 pounds of gear strapped to his back. he ran through the tunnel with all the gear on to a burning building. an amazing guy. >>> a much different kind of competition we'll show you. one that pits man against deer. with spectacular results. >> skateboarders, fully equipped with safety gear headed down the mountain, all going well. until a deer seemingly appears out of nowhere. slams into one of the borders. >> we are told the deer wasn't injured. the skateboarder probably just still eating dust. got to look out for the deer. >> it is so true. deer crossings, car or skateboarder. looks like a bed check. like a hockey check. >> check this out. yeah. >> yeah. >> thank goodness he is okay. looks kind of steep. like it falls off a little bit. >> are we sure the deer is okay? >> guess we are sure the skateboarder is okay. the deer apparently ran off
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Oct 2, 2012 2:35am EDT
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
.s. ambassador to libya last month. just before his death, ambassador chris stevens told a retired military officer not to travel to libya because it was unsafe. republicans in congress claim the diplomats repeatedly requested more security there. >>> and nasa has released the clearest video yet of the united states from away and above. a dark area you see in the foreground is the gulf of mexico. up the gulf coast. north past the big cities, atlanta and on up to washington. eventually, you can see very clearly the bright lights of new york city. video all shot from the international space station. and it is spectacularly beautiful. >> it's so sharp. >> amazingly sharp, isn't it? >> that was really a treat. thank you, josh. >> you bet. >>> now, this morning to facebook. and new questions about how the company may be using our personal information. the company is under fire right now for selling access to its 900 million users. abc's bianna golodryga is here, more, now, with the details. >> reporter: good morning to you. this morning, facebook is facing another crisis of confidence, about how
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Oct 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
steven mckenny was arrested thursday, after maryland police released this footage of the alleged peeping tom, setting up his cameras. >> what we found was the camera had been set up in june. and it was operated through a motion detector. >> reporter: in court documents, police say for more than four months, mckenny was able to capture images of the women in their bathrooms and bedrooms, in all stages of undress. even using the toilet. police say mckenny was brazen, entering the apartment multiple times during the day, to reposition his leering lens. >> he knew the young women. he stole their keys, copied them and returned them before they had an opportunity to notice. >> reporter: watch him here, as he appears to wipe away his own footprints. >> it's not the first time we've seen it here. people are able to do these things very surreptitiously. >> reporter: women unwittingly caught on camera again and again. in tampa, florida, these roommates wanted answers after they found an elaborate camera system in their apartment in 2011. >> i just wanted to know what happened with our videos. i wa
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Oct 16, 2012 9:00pm EDT
a question from phil chipola. >> your energy secretary steven chu has now been on record three times stating it's not policy of his department to help lower gas prices. do you agree with secretary chu that this is not the job of the energy department? >> the most important thing we can do is to make sure we control our own energy, so here's what i've done since i've been president. we have increased oil production to the highest levels in 16 years. natural gas production is the highest it's been in decades. we have seen increases in coal production and coal employment. but what i've also said is we can't just produce traditional source of energies, we also have to look to the future. that's why we doubled fuel efficiency standards on car. any car you buy you'll end up going twice as far on a gallon of gas. that's why we've doubled clean energy production like wind and solar and bio fuels and all of these have contributed to us lowering our oil imports to the lowest levels in 16 years. now, i want to build on that. and that means, yes, we still continue to open up new areas for drilling, we c
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